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Posted By: Snow Bunny on 2005-10-13
In Reply to: Yippee. I'm happy for you. Not everyone doing VR - has it made like you do. sm

FACT:  VR works if "all of the tumblers click." But most importantly - the correct sound card and microphone, you dictate correctly (you cannot dictate in the same manner that you talk to someone), and you take the time to correct errors (that could be as they occur or at the end of the day). Remove one ... and you're going to have problems.

>>>And obviously you don't work for Transcend or MDI-FL where not only is the VR platform crap, but the accounts are difficult accounts AND our Expander program still doesn't allow macros. 

That was never mentioned in the original message.

>>>If you're making money, you must not have made that much before VR. 

Depends upon your definition of "that much."

>>>I was making over 9 cpl on straight typing at 400-450 lph on an account all ER and OPs. 

I currently work on four to five different accounts, all acute care with a wide variety of dictator (maybe 100 or so). ST and IT will not work for me. I've been using Word w/ AutoCorrect all along. I don't know squat about macros and templates. With that ... depending upon the dictator, I average 275 to 325 lph.

>>>There is no way possible to produce 900 lph to just break even to what I was making let alone to MAKE money on VR. 

Not true ... or was the $75+ I made in 1-1/2 hours my imagination?

>>>You may be using your macros in VR and doing the same thing you did while straight typing, but you're making less money doing it. 

I never said I use macros in VR. In fact, I don't. Everything is straight dictation for me.

>>>I don't care what company you're working for, they aren't paying you the same rate for editing VR as they did for straight typing, and there is NO WAY you're producing over 900 lph, so my statement stands about high producers not making money.  The only point you made is that you had to be a mediocre producer to be making money, otherwise you'd just be breaking even.

Excuse you?

1.  VR is not for everyone. I have said that many times. But it's a real life saver when you have physical ailments that slow down your production (I had a busted finger and was casted for a month). You ever type with two fingers casted together?
2.  VR works for people who are willing to do what is necessary to make the product work correctly. And from what I've read "around town," most are not.
3.  *I* can produce more lines per hour using VR, without the macro and template features, than I can typing in Word with AutoCorrect. I don't have a good memory, and that won't change. So why would I type? Very simple ... to keep my hands limber.

If you are kicking out 400-450 lph on the keyboard, however you do it, then keep right on doing what you're doing. And I'll do the same thing.

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